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      Rogers won't run for Senate

      Rep. Mike Rogers

      Congressman Mike Rogers says he won't be running for the U.S. Senate. At least not now.

      The seventh-term Howell Republican made the announcement today. He says in a note to supporters that the best way for him to have a direct impact is to stay in the House.

      Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin announced in March that he would not run for a seventh six-year term in 2014. U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is running for the Democratic nomination. Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is the only candidate so far running on the Republican side.

      The 50-year-old Rogers' decision isn't a total surprise.He's become a high-profile House member as chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

      Former Michigan Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land will run as a Republican and becomes the GOP front-runner. On the democratic side, Congressman Gary Peters has announced he will run as well.